Today is my last day of work as an employee of Florida’s Department of Military Affairs. It’s been my working home for the last 16 years while my career with the military goes back more than 40 years to the day in 1972 when I enlisted in the Air Force. There are many fond memories of people and events, accomplishments and disappointments.
My replacement is trained and my desk is clean. The photos, certificates, plaques and other memorabilia are home waiting to find their new place in my world. I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time, but now I have to face actually saying goodbye to some very special people. That’s going to be tough.